Today I'm going over hail damage caused from a recent storm that hit the property. The hail ranged up to golf ball size and damaged the travel trailer, sunken greenhouse, shipping container shop and several other structures and plants.
I'll show the damage that the hail caused, talk about what repairs I have planned and what's up next in the travel trailer project. A bummer it was, but we are still grateful and thankful that is wasn't worse :)
One thing I do want to point out though... is that, while this is an impactful thing that happened to us, it pails in comparison to others who are currently experiencing real disasters all over the world. Wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, losses of loved ones, etc,. So please understand that while this event was a sad moment for us, we are still very grateful and thankful for our health and that our house is still standing. Our prayers go out to those who are experiencing real disasters and encourage as many folks to help when they can, in whatever form works for them.
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I was so saddened to see your damage from the hail storm. As my granny used to say "as long as you and yours are health and safe, "things" can be replaced." You and your family take care and I will be watching for more videos.
oi oi oi (<< this means Gday).... did dman and hanah get hammered too??? cos theres no vid from him in 2 weeks? unless he did something stupid and fell off the lift building his garage. BTW can u get a thicker more industrial poly carbinate for the greenhouse? and doesnt it shit ya after all ur work on that fantastic camper trailer build.
I had a idea for the greenhouse. Can you get hold of some chain link fencing ? Smallest spacing or gape prefer. Space and attach, it about a inch or two above the plastic panels. That could protect the panels, but still allow sunlight and rain water in and still protect.
So sorry to see! I can’t wait to see the next travel trailer built video! So sad to see how it got damaged by hail. Hail can be a big problem here in South Africa as well but just like you said, big hail storms are few and far between. Keep going and it will be fun to see how you get all these things up and running as before.
Joe, our hearts go out to you and your family. I know you say in your comments that it could have been worse but it still must be pretty devastating. To see all of your hard work damaged or destroyed in a few short hours must be very disheartening. The way you spoke of it reminds me of the poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling and you certainly qualify for the sentiment within it. Kindest regards from the UK and hoping you can start sorting things out.
Joe, the poem "IF" sums up your attitude and approach exactly. I know part of it is on the players tunnel at Wimbledon and I think also at Forest Hills to inspire the players. Also worth reading is the extract called "The man in the arena" by Theodore Roosevelt which describes your hard work whereas we subscribers just watch. I hope you are inspired as all your subscribers feel your pain on so many, many hours of hard work being negated by nature. Stay strong and we all send you and your family every good wish.
thank you Tony! It has been a little tough but we are still very thankful of how blessed we are. I will look up that poem too... my daughter is actually really into poetry at the moment... she's been creating her own poems too! blows my mind because she is only 5 and I can't for the life of me having any interest in poetry or anything like that until maybe my teenage years ;)
I first came to your YouTube channel when you were in the beginning stages of your travel trailer build. You were welding up the bottom trailer portion. I checked back recently and saw that it looked all complete from the outside. I was pleasantly surprised your progress and how good it looked. Then I saw the damage to the skin from the hail, damn! The nice clean looks of it are ruined! I'm really sorry for the troubles the hail caused you around your property, I feel for your neighbors too!... It seems the steeper the roofs are on structures, the less damage you get from huge hail!
Thanks Chris! we are thankful that its still on the manageable level... bummer, but still nothing that can't be fixed. But man are you right about the trailer... my stomach was in knots during that hail... but I think I'm getting a good plan together to reskin the two main affected parts of it
Man, I'm sure sorry that happened to you, especially the trailer; that would be a tough one to take. Nonetheless, I particularly like your big-picture, objective, positive perspective. I hope the repairs go as well as they can. And I hope all the best for you and your family.
thank you mark! we will push ahead and hope it goes as smoothly and quickly as possible... I was really hoping to have the trailer done by now... oh well... we are still very blessed fortunate that its mostly manageable stuff
Its hard to see all the damage you took after watching the hours of work you put into each one of those projects. I know you are pretty handy and will find a way to re-make everything better than it was to start with! Good luck, can't wait to follow the reconstruction!
Riding through South Dakota late '90's on our big bikes, my brother-in-law and I encountered golfball sized hail. The locals advised us to get a room and put the bikes under roof! Which we did, thanks to their good advice. were you able to recover any water from the hailstorm? Always appreciate your content. Thanks, from SoCal. Dan
Hi, Joe! That hail was related to _hurricane Willa,_ which just directly hit your Sonoran Desert neighbor Mexican west States of _Sonora, Sіnaloа, Durango, Baja California, Colima, etc._
*I wish you health and strength! ¡Saludos desde México, amigo!*
Sorry for your losses (but as you've said, it coulda been a lot worse!). Thx for the footage. Leave the trailer as is--it makes it look mean! Plus, it'll always b a good conversation starter when you pull into a new campground. B well.
haha... if it had been done and we were using it I think I might leave it but because its not finished I kinda feel I need to have it 'new looking' once done .. haha... so a new skin will have to go on the affected sides ;)
OH man am sorry for the hit you took. We get a lot of hail here so know just what you went through. The trees didn't seem to have damage to the bark so they will leaf out pretty soon. As for the greenhouse that made me cry as you worked so hard on it. Great news about your home, and yes everything else can be repaired. Take care and stay strong.
We live in a hail belt so get lots in the spring and again in the fall. One year it stripped the trees of even their bark and those ones died. Couple years ago had hail the size of fast balls and that punched holes in siding of the house but the old stucco that was under didn't even get a crack. Metal roof on barns just dented so that was a good thing. Modifications when repairing always a good thing. New and improved the best way to go.
Thank you Greg! Yes it was a stomach turner... we get hail most years here but just more of the smaller type... never this big stuff... but we will get it all repaired and maybe even make some modifications to help mitigate this in the future
Dang Joe. I'm just getting to see this. Ugghhh. I know it was hard for you to watch because it was tough to see as well. Glad things weren't any worse although what you have looks pretty devastating. Use that insurance bud....that's why ya pay it year after year!! Sorry for the loss. :)
yes, you guys have this type stuff way more commonly than us I believe... back when I lived in Nebraska we had several large marble sized storms.. and had heard of baseball sized but I never got to see that luckily
I feel for you. We had a hail storm with marble size hail earlier this year, just as the garden was starting to produce. I cannot imagine the hail that you got. Make me believe a thick metal roof is the way to go. Thanks for sharing the what held up and what did not.
I'm sorry to see all that damage, especially since so much was to things you built. We had a hail storm a couple years ago, with even bigger hail. We keep our vehicles in the garage, so they were fine, but most of our neighbors don't, and had a lot of broken windows and bad dents. One guy had five cars out in the driveway and street, all severely damaged. Almost every roof in the neighborhood had to be replaced, along with a lot of siding, solar panels, and skylights. Of course plants were shredded. The tiles on our outdoor kitchen were smashed and had to be replaced, but I did that with some nice marble, which looks a lot better than the original ceramic. So in short, I feel your pain, even though what we lost wasn't things I made. I built a sacrificial cover for the tile on the outdoor kitchen, so another storm like that won't destroy it. If you're looking for suggestions on the trailer, I'd say if possible it would be good to add another layer of insulation over the existing (dented) panels, then new panels over that. I know that may be a problem for windows and door, so maybe not practical, but if it can be done, that would be that much more sound and heat insulation. It's such a joy to see all the things you build, and such a shame to see it damaged like that. I look forward to the fixes.
As a DIY person myself I really feel for you as I know the amount of time and love that go into these projects only to stand by helplessly and watch them getting damaged. I am glad you are all safe as golf ball sized hail is dangerous.
Oh HAIL THAT SUCKED!! I'm so so sorry about all your damage you suffered. I know how you feel. Building things w/your on two hands & something like this, tearing your hard work of labor up just sucks big time.
You know how I really liked your camper trailer a lot. It just makes me sick knowing how hard you worked on it. If I could help you, I think you know I would do my best. I sure would in a heartbeat. I'm just as sick as you & it's not even mine to be upset about.
I wish you well & thank God no one was hurt in your family. Good luck in putting everything back as good as you can. Which I know you can do it. Wishing you & your family good vibes during these hard times. Thank you for all you do for us, your viewers,
Chris from Missouri
+homesteadonomics I think I to would of said a few hundred choice words to. It just sucks, bc you worked so hard on it. I know it was a job. I've done a lot of holding for my father when he was welding & building on to the house. I just so sorry you went through it.
Good luck w/all the getting it all back. You'll be good to go,
Chris from Missouri
thank you Chris! It was a real bummer of a thing to watch... I might have even said a few (hundred...lol) choice words during the storm...haha.... but we will get it all back together as best we can... slowly but surely :)
I had a Hail Storm at my house back in 1984 that Broke All my windows-both Panes on North side of House, Tore the Gutters off house, destroyed the Roof, air Condition unit outside, hail went through roof on Popup Camper, destroyed all the boat seats on fishing boat, Totaled my 1974 Olds. Cutlass, Tore all the Bark off freshly planted fruit trees--Some of the Hail was size of Softball--when Hail was over with then the Tornado came over house and Broke several Rafters in Attic. This Old man Hopes he never has to Go through another Hail Storm..
Cool. A double rainbow. Anyway sorry for the damage but mother nature spoke and there was nothing you could do but watch.
You can rebuild and replant. Everything is replaceable and repairable.
Good luck and thanks for sharing this with us.
Showed Mom this clip, she said when she was small they had a hail storm where they lived and her sister yelled "Daddy, Daddy, someone prayed for ice cubes." you having a small child, I thought you might appreciate.
First glad to hear that you and the family were not hurt, Everything else is just stuff and can be replaced. Nothing could have replaced loved ones. Did the storm at least fill all of your water tanks ? That would be at lease give one plus.
Huge bummer about all that damage. But, as you said, it could have been a lot worse. They need to start inventing new building materials that are super strong, super light and super cheap to battle these storms that are all over more and more! Cheers my friend!
A reminder that Mother Nature is really powerful. At least there were no injuries and stuff can be fixed. On the positive side, you have a wealth of new content for the channel :). You positive outlook is truly amazing after such a time. Thanks for sharing and best of luck on your repair journey.
A taut net with holes small enough, held by strong rubber bands and
maybe 3-4 centimeters above the roof would prevent such damage yet let
the wind blow right thru it. And if hail accumulates on top of the net
the hail would protect the roof while the weight would be taken by the
roof itself. On the greenhouse it'l block some percentage of the sun,
but you got enough sun over there that this sould not be a problem. Just
what spontaneously comes to my mind, but i'm pretty sure that will
That was the most perfect double rainbow I've ever seen. I'm glad you are safe and have a positive can-do spirit. I'd love to see how you replace the roofs because I'm interested to see if it is any easier than an asphalt roof.
I'm in Sun City, AZ., and had that same hail storm, but the hail was not as large as in your area but still fairly large and it lasted a while for sure. I had just got home and pulled into the garage, so my car was saved. I thought my skylight in my bathroom was going to break, but it held up. I really commend you for having a great attitude about the whole thing. Thank goodness you're such a Master Craftsman 👍 and thank you for sharing your excellent videos. 😊
The trailer damage sucks. I’m sorry dude. You’re not even done with that project. I’m sure it’s hard to put effort into something that’s already damaged like that. We still want to see it come to life and hey, it’s now got a rugged look you can’t buy :)
Great Video. Sad to see your loss. I hope you can get some kind of compensation from your insurance to offset your loss. On the positive side, it gives you more opportunities for future videos. Steel roofing is the way to go, except for the greenhouse. A little more expensive, but it holds up better as you know.
Hi Joe, so sorry to see the damage from the hail. You were very wise not to go out in it . The larger stuff can kill you. Best wishes on the recovery. It really made me sad to see the damage to the camper.
It broke my heart seeing the damage on Instagram. Your work is just beautiful. I hope your insurance can cover some of the cost of repairs. Hail is just no joke. You have wonderful perspective on the situation!
So sorry to see your hard work take a beating with one storm.. hopefully you can get it all restored. Can you kindly share more on the type of roofs used and some links if you have the distributor? Many thanks!
Matt Brodacki thanks Matt! We are hopeful that we will be able to get everything repaired pretty soon🤞
As for the roofing...the greenhouse is tuftex polycarbonate...and the shop is ondura corrugated asphalt. I think both are good products but just a matter of that size of the hail
Oh wow! I hope your insurance comes through for you. Check out Solawrap for your greenhouse. Johnny's Seeds sells it in smaller quantities. I used it for my cattle panel greenhouse. I liked it and it has taken a hail storm already, although not nearly as bad as what you went through. "They" infer Solawrap will take hail better than glass or polycarbonate. I don't think it will give you as "clean" of a look as your polycarbonate. Mine puckered a little which might bother you. Bigalow farm just put in a Solawrap greenhouse for aquaponics and has some you tube videos about it. All the best!
Joan Smith thank you Joan! I will definitely check it out!
I do like the clean lines of the polycarb though. But I’m definitely going to be making some modifications and changes when I do the repairs. Likely I’m going to add some movable shade/protection panels😀👍
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